by Alex Schadenberg, Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, 27 January 2016
Alex Schadenberg explains that the Belgian official statistics, which show another rise in the number of euthanasia deaths, are significantly under-reporting the real case.
The 2015 Belgian euthanasia data indicates that the number of euthanasia deaths continue to increase. According to the Belgian media, in 2015, there were 2021 reported deaths by euthanasia, up from 1924 reported euthanasia deaths in 2014.
But Wim Distelmans, the chairman of the euthanasia commission reminded the media that they cannot say for certain the actual number of euthanasia deaths. Distelmans stated:
“Remember, there could be some euthanasia cases carried out but which are not declared so we cannot say for certain what the position is,”
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